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If you stop buying products that contain powerful greenhouse gases (high GWP gases), you can reduce your impact and you'll be doing something smart for the environment. You can do this by simply not using or using less air conditioning (in the car, at home or work), refrigerators (if you have more than one), foam products (styrofoam cups/containers, foam packaging, foam based home insulation, etc.) and aerosols (hairspray, shaving cream, etc.)

Buying smart also means buying used! Used items not only do you not add any new emissions caused by transporting manufactured goods from the point of production, you also stop the emissions that would have been caused by the manufacturing and packaging of this newly made item.

Apps for a healthy & eco-friendly lifestyle

Living a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle is something that many strive or wish for, but do not know where exactly to begin. The resources available can be slightly overwhelming, health food stores can be intimidating, and with many living a fast-paced, work heavy lifestyle, it can be difficult to find time to fully commit. However, with the recent increase in desire to live a greener lifestyle, the accessibility of resources has grown as well.

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Help the climate: adopt a green roof!

As you probably know, the greenhouse effect is, first of all, a natural phenomenon from the sun energy which passes through the atmosphere. Approximately one third of this incoming radiation is reflected directly back to space by the earth's atmosphere and surface, 20 % is absorbed by the atmosphere (meaning gases like water vapor, carbon dioxid, methane and ozone) and the rest is absorbed by the earth's oceans and land (including plants), where it is converted into heat, warming the surface of the earth and the air above it.

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Biodegradable plastics, how can we verify the claims?

On any given day around the planet we produce and dispose of countless tons of plastic or Styrofoam containers and products that are environmentally destructive and non-biodegradable, meaning that they will not readily break down in nature even over long time scales. Relatively little of this waste is recycled and is also known to contain carcinogens such as styrene in addition to being derived from petroleum, a nonrenewable resource.

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How about adopting a polar bear this Valentine's Day?

That one week is upon us again as we finally remember that it is Valentines day. The scramble is not only to get a gift for your significant other but to also purchase something thoughtful which can sometimes become a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. This gift or idea will not only be thoughtful but will also help you score extra points for showing your eco conscious side.

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A Sustainable Valentine's Day for Everyone

Valentine’s Day evokes a combination of opinions, emotions and conflict normally saved for religion, politics and banking. While there are those that spend weeks planning a perfect day for their loved one, there are just as many, if not more that huddle up as couples hiding from the balloons, cupids and PDA gone rampant; of course there is also the group that is ostracized for being single on a day of coupling.

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